Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton officially has a new director.  Jacqueline Peeler has been learning the ropes at the zoo on the South Side for the past couple of weeks.

She is a graduate of Whitney Point High School, attended Broome Community College and Binghamton University and had worked at the local zoo in the past.

She takes over from retiring director Steven Contento.

Peeler recently has worked as Director of the Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield, Illinois.

The zoo on Morgan Road opens for the season on April 22.